Targeted and multidimensional approaches to overcome inequalities in secondary education for adolescent girls: the impact of the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED)’s programme in Tanzania and Zimbabwe

Rose, Pauline, Sabates, Ricardo, Delprato, Marcos and Alcott, Benjamin (2021) Targeted and multidimensional approaches to overcome inequalities in secondary education for adolescent girls: the impact of the Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED)’s programme in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Comparative Education Review. ISSN 0010-4086 (Accepted)

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Abstract

In many low- and lower-middle-income countries, key barriers to girls’ secondary school access and learning include poverty, school inaccessibility, poor school quality and lack of gender-sensitive practices in the classroom. The non-governmental organisation, Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), provides a range of financial, pedagogical, and community-supported interventions aimed at removing these barriers in government secondary schools in Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Using longitudinal data, we adopt quasi-experimental methods to examine the impact of the CAMFED programme on reducing secondary school dropout and improving test scores in English and mathematics. Results suggest that the CAMFED programme has a significant effect on both improving access and learning for the most disadvantaged adolescent girls. However, low-performing learners remain particularly at risk of dropout, necessitating further consideration and support for these girls

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
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Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2021 08:41
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2021 08:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/103270

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